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Training and Career Development Funding Opportunities to Enhance Workforce Diversity

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is interested in enhancing the diversity of the biomedical workforce by supporting research training and career development of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in health-related research, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Individuals from underrepresented groups may submit applications through any of NCCIH’s active funding announcements. In addition, the Center offers a range of funding announcements specifically designed to provide support to students, postdoctorates, and other early-career investigators from underrepresented groups. These training and career development funding opportunities to enhance diversity are listed below.

If you are interested in applying for a training or career development award, please contact Dr. Lanay Mudd or another NCCIH program director to discuss the relevance of your proposed research to NCCIH’s research priorities.

Note: General information may be found in two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide Notices, Racial and Ethnic Categories and Definitions for NIH Diversity Programs and for Other Reporting Purposes and Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

Administrative Supplements

TitleNIH Guide #ReleasedExpiresEligible Individuals
Supplement: Research Supplements To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp–Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PA-21-07111/16/2005/08/23Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to support the training of underrepresented individuals and enhance the diversity of the research workforce.
Supplement: Administrative Supplements To Promote Diversity in Research and Development Small Businesses–SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp–Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PA-21-34509/10/2109/10/24Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
Administrative supplements to provide support for research and entrepreneurial experiences for individuals from underrepresented groups throughout the continuum from the undergraduate to the faculty level.
Supplement: Notice of Special Interest To Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees To Apply for PA-20-222: Research Supplements To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp–Clinical Trial Not Allowed)NOT-NS-20-10710/19/2005/16/24Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
Administrative supplements to provide support for research experiences for individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout the continuum from high school to the faculty level in the context of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative. 
Supplement: Notice of Special Interest: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) T32 Supplement Program for Pre- and Postdoctoral Candidates from Diverse BackgroundsNOT-AT-21-01312/13/2107/02/24Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Administrative supplement to support an additional training slot to support predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences.

Fellowship

TitleNIH Guide #ReleasedExpiresEligible Individuals
F31: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)PA-21-05210/28/2009/08/23Predoctoral
Fellowships to provide up to 5 years of support for research training that leads to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree or up to 6 years of support for training leading to the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree or another combined dual-doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences.

Career Development Awards

TitleNIH Guide #ReleasedExpiresEligible Individuals
K99/R00: BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award To Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)RFA-NS-19-04411/14/1911/12/22Postdoctoral
A program to provide independent NIH research support to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.
K99/R00: BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award To Promote Diversity (K99/R00–Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-NS-19-04311/16/202005/08/2023Postdoctoral
A program to provide independent NIH research support to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.
K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-21-27108/17/2109/08/24Postdoctoral
The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.
K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)PAR-21-27208/17/2109/08/24Postdoctoral
The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.
K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH))PAR-21-27308/17/2109/08/24Postdoctoral
The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.

Other Awards

TitleNIH Guide #ReleasedExpiresEligible Individuals
R16: Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-21-16903/18/2109/08/23Faculty
SuRE is a research capacity building program designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research (see NOT-OD-20-031), with an emphasis on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions. The purpose of SuRE awards is to provide research grant support for faculty investigators who have prior experience in leading externally-funded, independent research but are not currently funded by any NIH Research Project Grants with the exception of SuRE or SuRE-First awards.
R16: Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research (SuRE-First) Award (R16 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-21-17303/18/2109/08/23Faculty
SuRE is a research capacity building program designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research (see NOT-OD-20-031) with an emphasis on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions. The purpose of SuRE-First awards is to support research grants for faculty investigators who have not had prior independent external research grants.